Calendar: January 24-30, 2020

Our movie and media Calendar appears every Friday/Saturday on C-U Blogfidential and caters to the downstate region anchored by Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

1/26: Mike Watt (publisher, Exploitation Nation , Happy Cloud Media, Pittsburgh, PA)
1/30: Eric Watkins (composer/engineer, Studio E, Decatur, IL)

 

CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History

10 Years AgoTuesday, December 1, 2009: On the occasion of World AIDS Day, a locally-made dramatic featurette called THIS LIFE AIN’T PRETTY has its world premiere at Brookens Auditorium on the University of Illinois campus in Springfield. It features Danielle Ward as the main character, Brittney, a heterosexual and seemingly healthy young woman and mother who is diagnosed with the virus that ultimately kills her, hitting her family and community hard with anguish and a test of their faith. A cautionary tale about the health concerns and stigma faced by African-American individuals who contract HIV, THIS LIFE AIN’T PRETTY is the first film release from Predestined Arts & Entertainment, an independent company that was established by sisters and Champaign natives Candice and Kimberly D Conner to develop creative media by and for women and people of color. Kimberly, now a resident of the capital city, wore several hats as director, writer, editor, and a producer on the half-hour-long project, which also stars Kevin Craig West, Dingani Beza, Cheyenne Smith-Youngblood, Shirley Crawford, Irma Norris, and James Johnson in the supporting roles. THIS LIFE AIN’T PRETTY would soon play numerous festivals and educational events around the world, winning awards and leading to larger feature-length stories for Conner such as JUMP IN and BEFORE ‘I DO’. As reported on 12/1/09 at CUBlog.

 

LOCAL FILMS, ETC. | Support Your Media Storytellers

@ Gregory Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
C-U Cinefile* meeting, Room 223 (1/24, 4 p.m.)

@ Lincoln Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video* meeting, Room 1022 (1/27, 7 p.m.)

@ Shatterglass Studios, Champaign, IL
Workshop Films Collective* meeting (1/29, 5:30 p.m.)

 

NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
THE GENTLEMEN, THE TURNING, 1917, BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, DOLITTLE, FROZEN II, JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL, JUST MERCY, KNIVES OUT, LIKE A BOSS, LITTLE WOMEN, STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, UNDERWATER, WEATHERING WITH YOU (1/24 on), GRETEL AND HANSEL, THE RHYTHM SECTION (1/30 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
THE ADDAMS FAMILY, ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP, BLACK AND BLUE, JAY & SILENT BOB REBOOT, PAIN AND GLORY, IMPRISONED, COUNTDOWN, AGE OUT, THE COURIER, more! (1/21 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
THE GENTLEMEN, THE TURNING, 1917, BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, DOLITTLE, FORD V FERRARI, FROZEN II, JOJO RABBIT, JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL, JUST MERCY, KNIVES OUT, LIKE A BOSS, LITTLE WOMEN, SPIES IN DISGUISE, STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, UNDERWATER (1/24 on), GONE WITH THE WIND (1/26, 1/29), CASHING OUT (1/27, 7 p.m.)

@ Gregory Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
“For Art’s Sake” cinema screenings, Greg Hall 100, 7 p.m., free: RASHAMON (1/24), WILD STRAWBERRIES (1/31)

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, Pine Lounge (1/24, 7 p.m.; 1/25, 7 & 10 p.m.; free w/i-card), “Throwback Films at the Union” feat. THE SHINING, Courtyard Café (1/30, 8:30 p.m, free w/i-card)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
Reel Deals: FORREST GUMP (1/28, 1/30, 7 p.m.)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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NOW PLAYING | The Cities Beyond

@ AMC Classic Parkway Pointe 8, Springfield, IL
Springfield Art Association presents Molly Schlich Independent | International Film Series feat. CAPERNAUM (1/26, 1 & 4 p.m.; 1/28, 7 p.m.)

@ AMC Classic Village Mall 6, Danville, IL
THE TURNING, 1917, BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, DOLITTLE, FORD V FERRARI, JUST MERCY, UNDERWATER (1/24 on)

@ AMC Peru Mall 8, Peru, IL
THE TURNING, 1917, BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, BOMBSHELL, DOLITTLE, JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL, LIKE A BOSS, LITTLE WOMEN, STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, UNDERWATER (1/24 on)

@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL
1917, DOLITTLE, JUST MERCY (1/24 on)

@ The Lincoln Family Theater & Community Center, Lincoln, IL
LIKE A BOSS, UNDERWATER, 1917, DOLITTLE, JUST MERCY, SPIES IN DISGUISE (1/24 on)

@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL
Closed for the weekend!

@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL
63 UP (1/24-1/26), REEFER MADNESS (1/30)

@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL
DOLITTLE (1/24-1/26, 1/29)

@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (1/24-1/26)

@ Roxy Cinemas, Ottawa, IL
RICHARD JEWELL, 1917, BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, DOLITTLE, JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL, SPIES IN DISGUISE (1/24 on)

@ Streator Eagle 6, Streator, IL
1917, BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, DOLITTLE, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (1/24 on), BOMBSHELL, FROZEN II, JUDY, LATE NIGHT, LITTLE WOMEN (1/24-1/30, alternating times, please check listings)

 

NOW PLAYING | Midwest

For detailed and curated listings of Chicago-area film presentations and related events, please visit the fine folks at Cine-File and subscribe to their definitive “Cine-List” weekly blast.

 

COMING SOON | Area-wide Events

2/7-2/8
B-Fest 2020, Evanston, IL

2/24-3/1
42nd Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL

3/6
Central Illinois Film Commission* meeting
@ Hoogland Center for the Arts, Springfield, IL, 7 p.m.

3/12-3/15
30th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago, IL

3/13-3/14
Slasher Film Festival, Peoria, IL

3/24
SHERLOCK, JR. w/live organ accompaniment by Dennis Scott
@ Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington, IL, 7 p.m.

4/2-4/9
22nd annual Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI

4/15-4/18
22nd annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL

 

COMMUNITY & CAMPUS SERIES | Champaign-Urbana area

NEW! AEMS presents AsiaLENS Documentary/Film Series
@ Spurlock Museum, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 7 p.m., free
2/11: THE MAN WHO BUILT CAMBODIA; 3/10: DAY OF THE WESTERN SUNRISE; 4/14: AMERICAVILLE

NEW! “For Art’s Sake” cinema screenings
@ Armory Building/Gregory Hall, UIUC, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 7 p.m., free
(GH 100) 1/24: RASHAMON; 1/31: WILD STRABERRIES; 2/7: KILLER OF SHEEP w/FELICIA; (AB 101) 2/14: D.W. Griffith profile; 2/21: CASABLANCA; 2/28: RIO BRAVO; (GH 100) 3/6: DOUBLE INDEMNITY; 3/13: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN; 3/27: EASY RIDER; (AB 101) 4/3: TAXI DRIVER; 4/10: CHINATOWN; 4/24: OPENING NIGHT; 5/1: A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE

NEW! Illini Union Board presents “Throwback Films at the Union”
@ Courtyard Cafe, Main Level, Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 8:30 p.m. Thurs., free w/i-card
1/23: SELMA; 1/30: THE SHINING; 2/6: MOONLIGHT; 2/13: THE NOTEBOOK; 2/20: GREASE; 2/27: JURASSIC PARK; 3/5: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN; 3/12: SPACE JAM; 3/19: TOY STORY; 3/26: FROZEN; 4/2: MAMMA MIA!; 4/9: FORREST GUMP; 4/16: WALL-E; 4/23: JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE; 4/30: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS/STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

NEW! Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union”
@ Pine Lounge, Main Level, Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 7 p.m. Fri., 7 & 10 p.m. Sat., free w/i-card
1/24, 1/25: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD; 1/31, 2/1: DOCTOR SLEEP; 2/7, 2/8: HARRIET; 2/14, 2/15: QUEEN & SLIM; 2/21, 2/22: ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP; 2/28, 2/29: JOKER; 3/6, 3/7: BOMBSHELL; 3/13, 3/14: LIKE A BOSS; 3/20, 3/21: DOLITTLE; 3/27, 3/28: FROZEN II; 4/3, 4/4: CATS; 4/10, 4/11: A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD; 4/17, 4/18: BIRDS OF PREY; 4/24, 4/25: JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL; 5/1, 5/2: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

The News-Gazette Film Series
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL, 1 & 7 p.m. (holiday series are 7 p.m. only)
2/2: THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER; 3/21: ON THE WATERFRONT; 4/26: COOL HAND LUKE; 5/16: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF; 6/20: FANTASIA

Springfield Art Association presents
29th Molly Schlich Independent | International Film Series
@ AMC Classic Parkway Pointe 8, Springfield, IL, 1 & 4 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays
1/26, 1/28: CAPERNAUM; 2/2, 2/4: MAIDEN; 2/9, 2/11: RUBEN BRANDT, COLLECTOR; 2/16, 2/18: HONEYLAND; 2/23, 2/25: WOMAN AT WAR; 3/1, 3/3: PAIN AND GLORY

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Compiled by Jason Pankoke.

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